Chicago Heights, IL (December 9, 2019) – A man from Steger, Illinois was killed in a crash on Saturday, December 7th. The accident took place in Chicago in the 2900 block of State Street. The crash occurred at around 6:25 a.m. that morning.
The 37-year-old man was driving a Jeep Wrangler when he was involved in a crash with a box truck. The injured driver was transported to Franciscan Health in Dyer, Indiana where he was later pronounced dead by hospital officials. The autopsy indicated that the man died of blunt trauma.
No identities have been released at this time. Local authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Box Truck Collisions in Chicago
Collisions involving large vehicles such as box trucks can result in serious injuries. These vehicles are massive, meaning they can cause significant damage in a crash. Because truck drivers often work long hours, they are less able to make reasonable decisions behind the wheel.
In 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration found that nearly 4,440 large trucks and buses were involved in deadly collisions. Even more victims are seriously injured in similar crashes. In some cases, surviving family members can contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer to protect their legal rights.
The team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you fight for your rights. We understand that losing a loved one in a car accident is a difficult time. Discuss your case today by giving us a call at (312) 425-0401.
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